history

the-tale-of-the-first-1,000lb-bench-press

The Tale of the First 1,000lb Bench Press

When I was a child, I was fascinated by feats of strength. Weaned on episodes of World’s Strongest Man and superhero cartoons from an early age, I was, and continue to be, curious about the limits of human strength and endurance. The past two decades of strongman, powerlifting, weightlifting, bodybuilding and CrossFit have reiterated this …

The Tale of the First 1,000lb Bench Press Read More »

the-historic-road-to-the-first-1000-pound-deadlift

The Historic Road To The First 1000-Pound Deadlift

The past few years have been a wonderful time for strength fans. Between strongmen and powerlifters, figures in the squat, deadlift, and bench press have jumped to previously unimagined levels. Right now, the deadlift has never been so popular — strength fans in the 90s would never have imagined that hundreds of thousands of people …

The Historic Road To The First 1000-Pound Deadlift Read More »

the-thrilling-history-of-the-first-1,000-pound-squat

The Thrilling History of the First 1,000-Pound Squat

I was simultaneously shocked and shamed by the site’s recent post on Jackson Powell. For those who haven’t seen it, Powell, a seventeen year old powerlifter from Tennessee, recently posted a video on Instagram of him squatting 885 lbs. Two things immediately came to mind. First that Powell completed the squat with incredible style and, …

The Thrilling History of the First 1,000-Pound Squat Read More »